Press Releases & Statements

Wednesday 22 October 2020 – UNESCO and CMC signed the exchanging letters of establishing the FCT Fact Checking Tools Platform to fight Disinformation and fake news amid COVID-19, as part of the EU funded project “#CoronavirusFacts: Addressing the ‘Disinfodemic’ on Covid-19 in conflict-prone environments” project.

● The UN Environment Programme Regional Office for West Asia and the UN Development Programme in Iraq join forces to accelerate Iraq’s implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
● UNEP and UNDP will work on environmental policy, biodiversity and ecosystems, pollution, and climate change for the advancement of environmental sustainability in Iraq.

Wednesday 21 October 2020 - As part of a joint effort to modernize education data systems and improve the quality of learning in Iraq, UNESCO and UNICEF today signed a roadmap with the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) for the provision of internet connectivity to over 3000 schools across 10 governorates.

Baghdad, October 21, 2020 - The challenges and opportunities of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of COVID-19 was the focus of a two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

20 October 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well, statistics can advance the sustainable development of a country.

Amara/Baghdad, 19 October 2020 - Under the theme “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability”, thirty young women and men from across Misan Governorate have just participated in a three-day workshop to discuss their role in addressing challenges facing their communities.

Baghdad, 18 October 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Planning (MoP) have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost the private sector through micro, small and medium enterprises, create job opportunities and support an inclusive growth policy.

16 October 2020, Baghdad - Today on World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank renewed their commitment to continue their pioneering research on food security in Iraq and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most vulnerable.

Ninewa, Iraq - The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, travelled to Ninewa this week to assess the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in protracted displacement and to meet with authorities at local and governorate level as well as community leaders.

Sheikhan, 14 October 2020 - The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq and the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, visited the family of the late Yazidi spiritual leader, Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismael. She furthermore visited his grave in Bozan, Sheikhan district, to pay her respects.

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